Friday, July 18, 2008

Dark and Dry Hyderabad

We Hyderabadis, are facing an extended summer this year. The weather is hot and humid and is getting on to my nerves; a fresh bout of heat prickles are on. Adding to our already existing woes are the power cuts and acute shortage of drinking water. There is a four hours' scheduled power cut and many hours of unscheduled power cuts. We are provided drinking water by the municipality, once a week, for one hour ( at least in the residential area where I live) .

Everyday, I religiously carry my umbrella, hoping it will rain. So the other day, I decided not to carry it, with the anticipation that it will rain at least that day. Some superstition ! And believe me it drizzled for 5 minutes that evening, in the locality where my office is situated. Well ! it only added to the already existing humidity. Whenever it gets cloudy, my optimism rises and fizzles out when I don't see a drop of water falling from the sky. Anyway I am back to carrying my umbrella - rain or no rain.

I am praying hard for the rain God to have mercy on us. Every drop of water is precious. Please do not waste water.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Manjula,

Thanks for giving me an opportunity to share something to your resourceful blog....

I thought i will take liberty of forwarding an insightful deck that shows the importance of saving water to this blog. It is deck with a powerful message, which i would want each one of you share with your kids (before that do practice the same). I did spend half an hour explaining my 6 year old ankith and what he remembers from this is that if he wastes water he is going to get bald....you will understand why i am saying that if you go through this deck.

Save every drop of water going down the drain.

Cheers and have a great weekend,

Sridhar

Manjula said...

Thank you Sridhar. In fact you had e-mailed me the deck earlier and it is indeed a powerful presentation.

Kaustubh said...

Hi Tai,

Yes, I've heard that its only been pretending to rain in Hyderabad. However, it has been raining in the surrounding places, I hear - so at least that's good. Maybe this lesser rain is in compensation for the extra rain that we'd received in the past few years?

-Kaustubh.

Srikanth Perinkulam said...

It isn't raining here in Pune either! :-(
Guess we'll have to get used to the Mallu style of carrying an Umbrella. Sun or Rain, they have it in their hand :-)